First listed on: 05 July 2018
Manager, Media 

Employment Type
: Full Time – Ongoing 
Role Classification: Clerk Grade 11/12
Remuneration $124,965.00 - $144,521.00 plus superannuation and annual leave loading
Hours per Week: 35
Location: North Sydney (Moving to St Leonards mid 2020)
Requisition IDREQ52057
Closing Date: 18 July 2018 11:59pm

About this role
Are you a media professional looking to lead a fast-paced team that handles a high volume of media enquiries? Be part of an energetic team responsible for increasing the awareness and public perception of the NSW Health system.

Where you'll be working
The Manager – Media role is based within Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, a new branch servicing the Ministry of Health, Secretary, Deputy Secretaries, executive directors and directors. Other internal communications clients include the 15 Local Health Districts, Pillars and Networks across the NSW Health network. 

What you'll be doing
This role oversees a high volume of media enquiries for the whole of the NSW Health system. The Manager – Media leads the media team and provides a high level of expert media advice to key stakeholders within the Ministry of Health to enhance awareness and public perception of NSW Health’s activities, initiatives, policies and directions.
Key accountabilities: 

  • Provide a high level of expert media advice to the, NSW Health Executive, Executive Directors and NSW Health staff and the Chief Executives and Media directors and managers within Local Health Districts, Networks and Pillars in order to enhance public awareness perceptions and confidence in NSW Health’s activities, initiatives, policies and directions.
  • Develop and implement a proactive media calendar.
  • Lead on engagement and education with Local Health Districts, Pillars and Networks to ensure a consistent approach to NSW Health media engagement across the state.
  • Lead a small team responsible for media delivery including portfolio and geographical allocation, media training and evaluation.
  • Prepare high quality written media releases, alerts, statements, reports and associated documents to inform or respond to NSW Health, other agency or Government requests.
  • Provide professional leadership and guidance to the Health system media staff, reinforcing key messages and training to assist them to achieve consistency in delivery.
  • Provide strategic advice to the Director Media and Executive Director SCE on social media strategy. 
  • Lead in the delivery of high profile or high impact media issues, providing guidance and leadership to the media team as well as participating in  the existing on call and early shift roster
Need more information?
  1. Click here for the Role Description
  2. Find out more about applying for this position
  3. All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  4. Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal

For role related queries or questions contact Suzanna White on
If you do not include responses to the below questions your application will not be considered.
  1. What capabilities do you bring to the Manager – Media role?
  2. Please provide an example of your ability to provide high quality, strategic media advice to multiple senior stakeholders, regarding complex and highly scrutinised subject matter.
  3. Detail your experience in managing and leading a specialised media team in a high volume work environment. Which strategies did you use to create a high performing team, where staff achieved individual goals, and team targets were met with a high degree of client satisfaction.
The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following: 
•  an Australian Citizen, or
•  a permanent resident of Australia, or
•  a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
•  a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.
To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.

Applications Close: 18 July 2018 11:59pm

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